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Rodríguez, Reina María (1952-)
Reina María Rodríguez Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1940-2022 (mostly 1979-2022)
18.0 linear feet and (28 containers)
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-23
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 24-28
Spanish; Castilian


This collection consists of correspondence, writings (poetry and prose), notebooks, photographs, and printed materials.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection contains assorted poetry and prose manuscripts, notebooks, diary-like letters to Héctor Falcón, letters sent to and received from various correspondents, and photographs (including photos of Reina María Rodríguez). Additional materials include notebooks with texts and notes, writings, correspondence, photographs, clippings and other printed materials.


The collection is arranged in the following series and subseries. Later accessions are described under Series 5, Additional Materials:

Collection Creator Biography:

Rodríguez, Reina María

The poet Reina María Rodríguez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1952. She studied literature and graduated from the Universidad de La Habana. For fifteen years, Rodríguez directed and wrote radio and television programs. Rodríguez is the author of several poetry collections: La gente de mi barrio (1976), Cuando una mujer no duerme (La Habana, Cuba: Uníon de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, 1980), Para un cordero blanco (La Habana, Cuba: Casa de las Américas, 1984), En la arena de Padua (La Habana, Cuba: Ediciones Unión, 1992), Para los pájaros (1995), Páramos (La Habana, Cuba: Ediciones Unión, 1995), La foto del invernadero (La Habana, Cuba: Casa de las Américas, 1998), Te daré de comer como a los pájaros (La Habana, Cuba: Letras Cubanas, 2000), Una muchacha loca como los pájaros (México: Ediciones Coyoacán, 2003), Catch and Release (La Habana, Cuba : Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2006) and Bosque negro (Cáceres : Institución Cultural El Brocense, 2008). She is currently the co-director of the literary magazine Azoteas. Throughout her career as a poet Rodríguez has been awarded a variety of literary prizes, including Concurso "13 de Marzo" (1976), Premio de Poesía Julián de Casal (1980 and 1993), Premio Casa de las Américas (1984 and 1998), Premio de la Crítica (Cuba) (1992, 1995, and 1999), Premio de la Revista Plural (Mexico) (1992), and Order of Arts and Letters of France (1999).

Collection History


Multiple purchases from Reina María Rodríguez.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alyssa Meyers and Jill Baron in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Finding aid written by Karla Vecchia in 2006, Alyssa Meyers in 2011, and Jill Baron in 2012. Additional materials processed by Armando Suárez in 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Reina María Rodríguez Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-23
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 24-28